​The Emerson Hospital Center for Weight Loss not only is respected for its work helping patients reclaim their health; it is also at the forefront of surgical weight loss research.

The center’s medical director, David Lautz, MD, has made notable advances in minimally invasive endoscopic techniques. As co-principal investigator, he also led a National Institutes of Health study investigating the effectiveness of bariatric surgery in treating diabetic patients with a lower body mass index (BMI).

In addition, Dr. Lautz has co-authored dozens of peer-reviewed articles about bariatric surgery in leading medical journals, addressing such topics as: Defining best practices in bariatric surgery
  • The impact of lap-band size on weight loss and whether gender matters
  • Whether medicine or surgery is best for the patient with type 2 diabetes
  • Patient safety in weight-loss surgery
  • Predicting weight regain after gastric bypass
  • Perioperative nursing care of the bariatric surgery patient
  • Why surgery remains the most effective treatment for obesity

For help accessing a specific article or report, please contact Emerson Hospital’s medical librarian at www.medicallibrary@emersonhosp.org.